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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
281 E   image7d Large Format essay in carmine pink on proof paper, 37x39mm, very fine and scarce. (Image)

Est. $100-200

SOLD for $75.00
Will close during Public Auction
282 E   image7d Large Format essay in carmine rose on proof paper, 36x38mm, very fine and scarce. (Image)

Est. $100-150

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
283 E   image7d Small Format essay in carmine on thin paper, 77x85mm, pencil manuscript Nov. 1910 at upper left, very fine and scare. (Image)

Est. $150-200

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
284 E   image7d Small Format essay in olive grey on thin paper (32x29mm), showing strong double impression of the King’s head and value tablet; striking. (Image)

Est. $150-200

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
285 E   image7d Small Format essay in a deep red shade, on watermark Crown paper, 40x35mm, the Crown clearly visible to the right of the design, the only such example recorded, very fine and rare. (Image)

Est. $400-500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
286 E   image3d Small Format essay in deep green on proof paper, 25x39mm, handstruck SP/3 above design, fine and scarce. (Image)

Est. $100-200

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
287 E   image7d Small Format essay in blue on proof paper, 38x54mm, ink manuscript W/5 above design, with pencil notations 21/2 and No 14 Blue below, fine and scarce. (Image)

Est. $150-200

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
288 P   image1d Downey Head paper trials, four examples illustrating experimental printings, including perforated carmine and pale carmine on thick, chalk-surfaced paper without watermark, imperforate scarlet and carmine examples on Austrian enameled wove paper, and a sample of Multiple Cypher watermark paper (129x60mm) produced by the Basted Mills; a fine group. (Image)

Est. $200-300

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
289 P   image1d John Allen paper trials, ten examples, imperforate, showing the various paper types, including carmine left margin single on extra superfine very white paper, carmine left margin single on special finish very thin paper, carmine single on very thin paper plate glazed on face only, carmine pair on special finish very thin paper plate glazed on both sides, scarlet pair on special finish paper, scarlet pair on special finish paper with machine finish underside, scarlet pair on special finish thinner paper, scarlet single on special finish gummed paper, scarlet right margin block of six on special finish paper, and scarlet block of eight on special finish paper with machine finish underside; a scarce and desirable group. (S.G. £3,640). (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
290 P   imageDie 1B plate proofs, including ½d green on multiple cypher watermarked paper, with gum, in block of four and upper left corner pair, as well as 1d carmine on unwatermarked paper, with gum, in right margin block of four and a pair; a fine group. (Image)

Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
291 O S.G. Spec. N2b imageS.G. Spec. #N2b, Die 1B, ½d green, watermark crown sideways, perforated 15x14, lightly postmarked, an attractive example of this desirable watermark variety, of which only a handful are known; fine and rare. (Image)

Get Market Data for [Great Britain S.G. Spec. N2b]

£4,500

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
292 og/nh/O   Great Britain the exceptional Smallbone two-volume Downey Head exhibit collection tracing the development of these fascinating stamps, including a detailed examination of this dies, perforation, and watermark types, as well as an extensive plating study, featuring over seventy control blocks and singles, and dozens of other multiples, many being large blocks and positional examples showing both catalogued and newly-discovered varieties. This predominantly mint collection is replete with shade varieties and inverted and reversed watermark types, omitting only some of the most challenging rarities and missing watermarks. The collections highlights includes many dozens of varieties, with noteworthy examples including 1d green Die 1A N1c White Blob Right of Left 1/2 in control block of eight, N1d White Spot on Forehead in control block of six, 1d Red Die 1A N7b Wmk. Crown without watermark, N7f No Cross on Crown in block of nine, N7h White Flour de Lis in Crown, multiple examples of N7k Pale Area by Lion’s Paw, SPECIMEN and CANCELLED overprints, N7j Gash Under Crown, impressive misperforated examples of both the 1/2d and 1d Die 1A, one being a misperforated interpanneau block, the other a dramatic misperception caused by a paper fold resulting in one stamp being imperforate at left, 1/2d Die 1B, including interesting unlisted flaws such as the White Patch on Forehead and Tail on First N of Penny, N8g the Blob Over E of Postage in both used pair and mint control block, N8h the White Spot Right of Left 1/2 and N8f Coloured Mark on Left Dolphin in control block, N8c the Cracked Plate (N8c), and N8S SPECIMEN overprint, 1d Red Die 1B, Wm Crown, inverted watermark and SPECIMEN overprint, block of six showing various unlisted varieties including the White Dot on Moustache and Broken Line in Earlobe; four examples of the White Spot Left of O and Dot Over T of Postage, represented in control blocks of four and six, block of four, and used control single, N8f White Spot on Forehead in control block of six and used control block of three, N8i White Scratch to Left of Lion’s Face in mint and used control singles, control block of six, and mint pair, N8e Broken Frame Over EP in control block of six, N8h Broken Ribbon Under Last E of Revenue, N8k Pale Lion in two control blocks, plus one example in a pair, with variety extending into mane, being an unlisted new discovery, 1/2d Green Die 2 Wmk Crown including N4a No Cross on Crown, N4c No Cross on Crown and Broken Frame in mint pair, unlisted constant varieties including Double Frame Break of Postage and White Patch on Dolphin, N4k Scales on left Hand Dolphin in impressive corner block of thirty, 1/2d Green Die 1B Watermark Cypher, the three listed colour shades as well as the inverted watermark, SPECIMEN Type 26 , and N3c the rare watermark reversed and N3d watermark inverted and reversed, 1d Red Scarlet Watermark Cyper Die 1B, Booklets Only, including N10c the rare watermark reversed and No Cross on Crown, which is unlisted in this type and the only recorded example. 1d Red Watermark Crown Die 2, multiple varieties including a used single, mint pair, and mint corner block of twelve illustrating the No Cross on Crown variety, a control block of six and used strip of three showing the Coloured Blot on O of ONE variety a used single showing the Varnish ink, type 24 and 25 CANCELLED specimen examples, 1/2d Green Watermark Simple Cypher Die II, N5t CANCELLED Specimen, N5e mint single showing the No Cross on Crown, N5i used single showing the White Spot in Oval Below E of Postage, N5k corner block of three showing the White Scales on Left-Hand Dolphin, 1d Red Watermark Simple Cypher Die 2 - three watermark types as well as an interpanneau block showing N13f No Cross on Crown variety, 1/2d Green Watermark Multiple Cypher, an imperforate, N6h No Cross on Crown mint single, control blocks of six as well as an interpanneau block with inverted and reversed watermarks (or both), corner block of ten showing N6k White Scales on Left Hand Dolphin variety, with reversed watermark, used corner pair and mint block of four showing the White Spot in Oval (unlisted on multi cypher watermarked paper), N6e Crown Missing in Watermark corner block of three, 1d Red Die 2 Multiple Cypher - including the scarce deep bright scarlet shade, sideways, inverted and reversed watermarks, No Cross on Crown variety illustrated on watermark upright and sideways watermark singles, as well as in a lower right block of six, followed by a nice group of perforation varieties, followed by examples of the Downey Heads stamps used abroad, multiple Levant and Morocco Agencies overprints on various dies, in singles and multiples; the collection also includes over a hundred and thirty covers, notably a 1d solo franking showing plate scratch, two covers bearing 2d Great Western Railway fee adhesives, including one to new Zealand; a 5&1/2d rated mourning cover to Persia, routed via Russia; several other interesting destinations including India, Turkey, Finland, Nicaragua, Japan (redirected), Egypt and China, three First UK Aerial Post Coronation Flight cards, and three beautiful hand-illustrated covers; as well as a wonderful selection of Downey Heads used abroad, including paquebot usages from Ascension Island, Canal Zone, Australia, Ceylon, Canada, Barbados, and improper usages from the USA, Monaco, and France. The result of many years of diligent searching and in-depth philatelic research, and the basis for a national gold-medal winning exhibit for which the exhibitor was awarded the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada Best Original Research award. A monumental effort would be required to duplicate this achievement; a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic collector.

Get Market Data for [Great Britain Collection]

Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
293 og/nhO   Balance of the Fred Smallbone Downey Head stamp collection in seven stockbooks and a binder, with many thousands of examples sorted by type, die, and shade, a quick review noted several scarcer specialized-listed plate varieties; many illustrated in multiples,, as well as other smaller collections highlighting cancellation types and oddities, an annotated shade study, stockpages of mint varieties etc.; an excellent opportunity for the collector looking for an in-depth study of this challenging area.

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Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
294 c   Balance of the Fred Smallbone Downey Head postal history collection of many hundreds of covers, postcards and postal stationery housed in eight binders, including a lovely group of eighteen registered covers, various cancel types including military, returned letters, army camps and exhibitions, noting also three 1911 Coronation First UK Aerial Post, advertising cards, Union for Philanthropic Philately Coronation labels on card, foreign destinations, redirected covers, and much more; a delightful lot for the Downey Head specialist or postmark enthusiast.

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Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

Far East

China (Peoples Republic)
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
295 nh   China year sets and extras from the 1980s and 1990s filling two plastic bins, including a couple of dozen year sets as well as various commemorative folders, covers, and full sheets, o.g., n.h., very fine.

Est. $200-300

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

British Comm.

Falkland Is.
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
296 og   Falkland Islands mainly mint collection, mounted on Scott pages, sparse among the Victorian to KEVII issues, then showing few empty spaces from 1955 through to 1996, including a complete mint set of the 1960 QEII Wildlife series; an attractive collection with much topical interest.

Get Market Data for [Falkland Islands Collection]

Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction

West. Europe

France
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
297 og/nhO   France substantial mint and used collection in four Lighthouse hingeless album, spanning 1849-1999, assembled by a collector with a keen eye for quality, beginning with the first issues and continuing to 1999, the collection is essentially complete for the provided spaces, missing only a few examples to fill the albums, a review reveals the following highlights; #1 four margins, unused, #2 four margins, used, #3 four margins, unused, with Von der Weid certificate, #37 used, #42 full margins, Type A, part o.g. with Sismondo certificate, #44b, scarce Ultramarine shade, used but with small thins, with PF certificate, #48 sound o.g. with four full margins, with Sismondo certificate, #226 n.h., #241 Strasbourg Exhibition used with exhibition cancels, #246 n.h. with pane divider tab, with Sismondo certificate, #329 PEXIP souvenir sheet n.h., #B3-10 War Orphans mint, #C3 airmail surcharge o.g. with Hunziker AIEP certificate, C8-14 fresh hinged, C14 with Sismondo certificate, etc.; also included are a selection of French colonies issues, as well as WWII French Legion and German Occupation issues, Sage and Peace & Commerce gutter pairs, and more; typical mixed condition as expected among the nineteenth century issues, though better than usually seen, with twentieth century issues being almost entirely mint, with a spot-check revealing never hinged examples within the appropriate period; a lovely collection deserving of careful review; accompanied by 21 certificates.

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Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
298 EPc   France "Airplane Over Marseille" – the first French airmail exhibit collection, a single frame exhibit showing the genesis of the Airplane Over Marseille issue, being the first French stamp conceived and produced specifically for general airmail usage, replete with scarce material including pre-production items, the exhibit includes a 1f50 die proof of the unadopted design, sunk on yellowish paper with punch holes at bottom, 1f50 bi-colored die essay in red and brown, omitting the carrier pigeon shown in the adopted design, on glazed paper, 1f50 color proof in carmine of the adopted design, die sunk on yellowish paper, 1f50 carmine on First Day Cover from the first flight between Vincennes to Casablanca, as well as usages to foreign destinations including Indo-China, Costa Rica, and Austria, 1f50 carmine and 1f50 ultramarine First Day Cover with Paris Exposition c.d.s., 1f50 ultramarine "EIPA30" perfin on Aero Club of France First Flight card to the Aero-Club of Belgium, as well as on a lovely exhibition souvenir postcard, accompanied by Drouot certificate, a scarce 1f50 ultramarine coin date block with "EIPA30" perfin, from the lower left corner of the sheet, cancelled on the last day of the exhibition, n.h. with expert signatures, 1f50 ultramarine with inverted perfin, the rare "EIPA30" perfin (reversed) on 1f50 carmine, never hinged, with Calves certificate; a rare 1f50 carmine "EIPA30" perfin on cover cancelled at the Paris Exposition on the First Day of Issue, with Drouot certificate, 1931 1f50 blue reprinting sunken die proof from the Atelier, and nine further covers showing the stamp’s usage on advertising, postage due and interesting destination covers including to Argentina and Cuba; a lovely and desirable collection.

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Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
299 O   France old-time classic used collection in an attractive Elbe album, covering the period 1849-1902, beginning with imperforate Ceres and Napoleon issues, followed by perforated examples, continuing through the Bordeaux, Sower, Merson and Mouchon issues; the collector was diligent in searching for shades, multiples and postmarks, of which many interesting dated, lozenge and numeral examples are included, as well as a selection of Paris Star cancels, as well as many identified small varieties ideal for continued study, cataloguing $12,980 only to 1876, and only for the least expensive shades, without any premiums for postmarks, multiples, and any items with evident faults; a wonderful opportunity to develop a collection of this popular area.

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Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
300 og/nh   France mint collection an attractive mint collection in four luxury SAFE albums, sparse to the Sower issues, becoming increasingly more comprehensive into the 1930s, noting better examples including the 1939 PEXIP sheet n.h., #C15 n.h. and #C17, as well as several never hinged semi-postal sets, complete from the late 1930s to 1970, a spot-check yielding mostly never hinged examples, with a few hinged into the 1940s, chiefly very fine and with fresh, bright colors; a pleasing collection that presents beautifully.

Get Market Data for [France Collection]

Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction

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